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Overall rating
86.10/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Hedgerow Berries
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
353
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jan 2017 11:48 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.01

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1996 Wy

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.10 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If you'd like to try an ex-bourbon-matured Glenrothes, this is a great place to start. The spirit character comes through perfectly in the nose, and the cask quality is high.
    • Nose
      89 89
      That trademark Glenrothes meaty, musty weight is immediately apparent, as is the age. This is hugely waxy for the ABV, with a creamy marzipan note playing the counterpart to all kinds of (animal and vegetal) oils and waxes. There is some "wild" fruitiness, as the name suggests - mainly brambles and blackcurrants, but I'd also place a peach or two in the lineup. Lastly, an herbal aspect: thyme and rosemary (the freshly cut rather than the dried-and-crushed variety). Pretty creamy and sweet as well, with vanilla custard, milk chocolate and soft fudge notes. A real overachiever in the aroma department, I'd say.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The nose on repeat, basically. It's all there, with an added acidic aspect to do the name justice. Perhaps a bit more curt in the sequential unfolding of flavors than I'd hoped (blame the ABV). It's also more tart on the tongue than expected. Still delicious, though: one is almost tempted to resort to tired tropes such as "dangerously drinkable"...
    • Finish
      86 86
      Some bitters, but not too many, and they're balanced out by plenty of sweet-and-sour fruit notes, with some sugared almonds sprinkled in for good measure. Very malty without becoming too grainy / cereal-heavy.

  2. ruedi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Smell 83
    Taste 80
    Finish 86

  3. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    06.07.2018 Whisky-Stammtisch tasted in Bodenheim

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